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MOU on Defense Dept. cyber certification program explains policies, processes for accreditation body

By Sara Friedman / June 5, 2020

Roles and responsibilities of the Defense Department and the accreditation body for its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program are detailed in a memorandum of understanding released this week, which spells out how government will work with industry to conduct cyber verification assessments for the defense industrial base.

“The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) recognizes that security is foundational to acquisition and should not be diminished in favor of cost, schedule or performance,” ...

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